10/17/08: NAOMI KLEIN, author of “The Shock Doctrine” speaks

SORRY: NO MORE ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT, as of 1:25p.m., Wed. October 15, 2008. Some In-person tickets still available.

The Rio Theatre, Capitola Book Cafe, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom Santa Cruz, & Resource Center for Nonviolence present Naomi Klein speaking on “The Shock Doctrine: the Rise of Disaster Capitalism: Friday, October 17, 7:00p.m. PRESENTATION AND BOOK-SIGNING at the RIO THEATRE, 1205 Soquel Av., Santa Cruz. (5:30p.m Dinner with Author)

SORRY: NO MORE ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. There are still a few tickets available for purchase in person, and a very few spaces available for the Dinner. If any tickets are still unsold by Friday afternoon, they will be available at the door for $17 general seating; $15 senior/student: cash and checks only at door; no credit cards. See info below.

In person TICKETS AVAILABLE at the Resource Center for Nonviolence (checks and cash only) 515 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA. M-TH 12-5; Sat. 12-4: Sliding scale tickets available at RCNV: $25-50 preferred seating; $15-20 general seating; $12.50 low-income. Proceeds beyond event expenses support the Resource Center for Nonviolence.

Tickets also available at Capitola Book Cafe, ($1.00 service fee for credit card purchases added), 1475 41st Av., and Streetlight Records, (no student tickets here), 941 Pacific Av., Santa Cruz

5:30p.m. DINNER WITH AUTHOR (limited seating- Dinner tickets ONLY available at RCNV. Call 831-423-1626.) $75.00-100.00 includes dinner, preferred seating at 7p.m. and autographed copy of “Shock Doctrine.” $125-200 for TWO includes two dinners, two preferred tickets and one book.

“The Shock Doctrine” is available at Capitola Book Cafe and Resource Center for Nonviolence.

“The Shock Doctrine” is a groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman’s free-market economic revolution. Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement’s peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman and his followers have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement their radical policies.

“Corporate media constantly refer to the “mistakes” or “missteps” of the U.S. policy in Iraq, or the “incompetence” of U.S. handiling of the Katrina catastrophe. A much darker truth exists. In recent decades, a corporate class and culture has evolved – and taken power in Washington – that thrives on disaster. They create disasters, as in premeditated war [on Iraq], and rush to profit from disasters such as Katrina… The Bush team [after 9/11] … quickly moved to exploit the shock that gripped the nation to push through its radical vision of a hollow government in which everything from war fighting to disaster response was a for-profit venture… . It was a bold evolution of shock therapy.”–Naomi Klein

“This is a brilliant book, one of the most importatn I have read in a long time.” -Howard Zinn.


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